Denial of Recertification to All Locations of Minnesota School of Business and Globe University

Denial of Recertification to All Locations of Minnesota School of Business and Globe University

After a thorough review of applications for recertification by the Minnesota School of Business (MSB) and Globe University (Globe), an evaluation of evidence presented at trial before the District Court in Minnesota* and information identified through various departmental oversight and monitoring processes, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued letters on Dec. 6, 2016, to MSB and to Globe notifying them that ED has denied recertification of each institution’s eligibility to participate in the federal student aid programs. (Read the letter to MSB and the letter to Globe.) ED took this step after finding that MSB and Globe are ineligible to participate in the federal student aid programs because MSB and Globe have been judicially determined to have committed fraud involving federal student aid funds. In addition, ED determined that MSB and Globe substantially misrepresented the nature of their criminal justice programs and that MSB and Globe substantially misrepresented their students’ ability to transfer credits earned at MSB and Globe to other institutions.

The letters notified MSB and Globe that, upon the effective date of Dec. 31, 2016, MSB’s and Globe’s participation in the federal student aid programs would end. The letters permit MSB and Globe until Dec. 20, 2016, to provide ED with factual evidence to dispute ED’s findings. If that evidence causes ED to change its determination, MSB’s and Globe’s applications to be recertified may be approved to allow the institutions to regain their ability to receive program funds.

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*Minnesota v. Minnesota School of Business, Inc. d/b/a Minnesota School of Business and Globe University, Inc. d/b/a Globe University, No. 27-CV-14-12558, Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota (2016)